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The Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria (ITSEC) is

[t]he harmonized security criteria of France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.[1]

Overview Edit

It "provide[d] standards against which computer and network systems can be evaluated with respect to security characteristics.[2]


represent[ed] an effort to establish a comprehensive set of security requirements for widespread international use. ITSEC is generally intended as a superset of TCSEC, with ITSEC ratings mappable onto the TCSEC evaluation classes."[3]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-4, App. D, Glossary.
  2. Computers at Risk: Safe Computing in the Information Age, at 124.
  3. Id. at 134.

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